J D Wetherspoon - One of the worst companies to work for | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "One of the worst companies to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J D Wetherspoon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable, although as management I would regularly work 10+ hours more than my contract and not receive any extra pay or time off. Bonuses were good.

    Cons

    Shocking company to work for if you have mental health problems, having to go back to work 5 days after leaving a psychiatric facility because you cannot afford any more time off is shocking, especially when more favoured employees are allowed to use holiday pay when they have time off for less serious illnesses. Being expected to work over your contracted hours most weeks and receiving no extra pay. Pub managers...

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    Advice to Management

    Empower employees to act against bullying and favouritism in the workplace without fear of repercussion. Pay management for the extra hours they work, don’t assume that the hours logged on T&A are what we have actually worked, surely you cannot expect anyone to be able to jump through all the hoops you set, complete all the extra tasks expected by grade 4 and above managers and run a shift on 42.5 hours a week.

    J D Wetherspoon2019-01-23
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    "Business Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at J D Wetherspoon

      Pros

      Great work and co-workers. Challenging, but satisfying way to grow professionally . This job will stretch you! I enjoy the work but wait for the cons.

      Cons

      Management lack of people skills. Although good business acumen, management treats employees like crap. No coaching skills at all.. many have moved on because of treatment.

      Advice to Management

      Get a clue.

      J D Wetherspoon2018-05-15
    • Helpful (6)

      "Horrendous"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Team Leader in Wakefield, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at J D Wetherspoon for more than a year

      Pros

      Gained friendships. Money off food on shift. You're always busy..

      Cons

      Zero hours contract so one week I could earn an amazing amount and the next be so broke I can't afford transport to and from work. Taxis as I did a lot of late shifts. Management allow bullying to take place. Management are supposed to back you up if someone is drunk or rude etc.. but in my experience they haven't done this at all. Promised the world promotion wise and they gave someone else the job that was lined...

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      Advice to Management

      I wouldn't even bother giving advice it's that much of a joke.

      J D Wetherspoon2016-04-11

      J D Wetherspoon Response

      April 18, 2016Recruitment & Training Systems Manager

      Thank you for your comments, we will pass your all of them on for further discussion and investigation. Just to pick up on your feedback around hours, we do not work with zero hour contracts at all as a company, we agree a minimum guaranteed hours when we employ to minimise the fluctuation ...

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